Volume 18 Issue 522

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Another New Year!
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The end of the year……out with 2018 and in with 2019! A key stepping stone for the Electrical Industry happened on December 31, 1879, as Thomas Edison gave the first public demonstration of his incandescent light bulb. We’ve come a long way since then. Moving into January, other interesting firsts include:

• The 1st Tournament of Roses took place in Pasadena, California, January 1, 1886.
• The 1st US Income Tax began January 1, 1862 with 3% of incomes over $600
• The 1st Superbowl was January 15, 1967, at the LA Coliseum, Green Bay vs Kansas City






This Issues's Smart eCat Features: ILSCO

Each issue we will feature a new manufacturer’s electronic SMART eCAT that will show how looking up products and using manufacturer’s catalogs have never been easier. This “eCatalog Collection” now also appears on our distributor partner and manufacturer rep’s websites as well.

Click here to see what ILSCO has to offer.

Click here to visit the entire SMART eCAT collection.





Grounding Kits Help Contractors Manage Cable Tray Project Details
Chuck Ross

Any weekend DIY warrior knows the importance – and challenge – of being properly prepared for a Saturday fix-it project. Of course, this means having all the right tools at hand, along with a high-level plan of approach. But it can also mean keeping track of easier-to-forget, detailed requirements. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s realized a need for a replacement faucet washer in a different size, just as said faucet is in pieces in front of me.





ABB’s Ubiquitous Ty-Rap Cable Tie Turns 60
James R. Dukart

Sometimes it’s the little things that both matter the most and last the longest.

Take, for instance, the ubiquitous Ty-Rap cable tie, invented in 1958 by an engineer at Thomas & Betts, now ABB Installation Products, to bundle cables in airplanes. Any contractor who has opened a control panel has either used one or cut and removed one — or most likely done both, many times over.





Helping Grounding Cable Move When It Needs To
Chuck Ross

Grounding attachments are typically considered to be a stationary and permanent – after all, the equipment being used as a grounding connection is generally expected to remain fixed in place. But what about installations in which the protected equipment is frequently in motion? In these situations, a festoon-style approach can allow an appropriate range of motion without fear of creating pinch-points or other hazards in the grounding cable.







Mersen

Mersen Minute: High Speed DC Fuses for Battery Related Applications

Mersen DC fuses provide the ultimate protection of the battery modules and battery packs, offering reliable clearing of DC fault currents. They have been specifically engineered and tested to provide DC applications best-in-class performance.





Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Lutron Vive: Pico Wireless Remote

The Pico wireless remote is easy to install, it can be wall-mounted or mounted to any surface, and includes a ten-year battery life. See how this wireless wall control makes it simple to add lighting control wherever you need it.





Littelfuse, Inc.

Littelfuse 5 Steps to Improve Electrical Safety in Mining Operations

Every day mining operators face potentially dangerous situations including hazardous environments, unsteady electrical sources, water accumulation, shock dangers, and even human error. How do you safely control and distribute electrical power in mining operations in these conditions? Watch this video to learn what five steps to take to create a safer, more reliable mining operation.





What to Know About the Updated Fire Codes NFPA 72
BURNDY® Announces NEMA Spaced Panel Board Lugs
Hubbell Wiring-Device Kellems Offers Industry’s First Watertight Wiring Devices with IP69K Rating
Klein Tools® Equips Professionals to Complete Coaxial Cable Installations
Survey: U.S. Homeowners Are Worried About Home Security This Holiday Travel Season
Mersen's National Electrical Code® Video Now Available
Southwire Introduces Maxis® XD1 Circuit Puller
WAC Landscape Lighting unveils LED Underwater Spot

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